From the monthly archives:

September 2012

TweetYou know those late night infomercials for those circular machines set on handle bars that promise to flatten your belly and give you a 6-pack in no time? Well… let’s just say, the claims are not all they’re cracked up to be-in case you hadn’t figured that out on your own, or worse yet, actually bought the […]

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TweetWatching a pet die can be a devastating experience, but does it legally qualify as emotional distress? New Jersey recently joined a number of other states in ruling that these emotional distress claims are strictly limited to human relationships. “Although we recognize that many people form close bonds with their pets, we conclude that those […]

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TweetAccording to the Supreme Court, you can falsely state that you were awarded military medals because that is protected free speech under the First Amendment.  However, according to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, falsely and fraudulently wearing such medals on your chest constitutes a crime. A couple of months ago, the Supreme Court declared that […]

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TweetNew York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman initiated an investigation recently into whether energy drink manufacturers are deceiving the consuming public with misstatements about the ingredients and health value of its drinks.  He recently issued subpoenas against big names like Pepsi, the manufacturer of Monster Beverage, and Living Essentials, the maker of 5-Hour Energy drink.  The […]

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TweetEver wonder why your cell phone bill is so high? Ever think the minutes recorded on your cell phone bill do not reflect your actual usage time? Well, you’re probably right on both counts, and an appellate court recently revived a lawsuit regarding just these issues entitled Tucker v. Pacific Bell Mobile Services, California First […]

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TweetHave you been harassed by “haters” in your life? These are people who tell you can’t, you won’t and generally don’t want to see you succeed at anything. Through no fault of your own, these haters will make your life a living hell if you let them. But you don’t have to just take it […]

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TweetIn recent news, pop star and sometime actress, Jessica Simpson, has won an arbitration banning an exercise video featuring her from being sold.  Her attorneys recently asked a New York court to approve the earlier arbitration ruling which bars the respondent, Speedfit LLC and its owner, from using her name and likeness to promote the […]

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TweetClasses were cancelled at Charlotte School of Law. However, class is not out for some of the law students who are instead wearing neon green hats to monitor the police and protesters at the Democratic National Convention taking place in Charlotte. The students were pressed into service as legal observers.  They are charged with supervising events […]

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TweetAs you have probably read by now, a former Navy SEAL has written a controversial book about the May 2011 killing of Osama bin Laden in Pakistan.  Not surprisingly, the Pentagon is not happy about it.  Just a few days ago, the U.S. Department of Defense’s general counsel sent the author of the book entitled “No […]

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TweetIn a near-unanimous verdict, Apple recently won a $1.05 billion judgment against Samsung on charges that the South Korean manufacturer copied Apple’s designs for the iPhone and iPad. The lawsuit was conducted in San Jose Federal Court in front of Judge Koh.  The jury arrived at the verdict after less than three days of deliberations. Apple […]

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